[LMB] OT: Does the cat know?

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Sat Jun 1 04:35:50 BST 2019


On May 31, 2019, at 5:05 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 28 May 2019 16:22:15 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> The point isn't that the cat is both alive and dead.  The point is that,
>> until you have some data that permits you to distinguish one state from the
>> other, they're indistinguishable.  When the point is put so simply, it
>> becomes obvious.
> 
> The Gedankenexperiment posits that the cat is in a superposition of
> states, both alive and dead, until an observation is made which
> collapses the wavefunction.  In practice, the cat is an observer (and
> not a disinterested one!).

Thought/thinking-experiment?

A. Marina Fournier
Valley of Heart’s Delight, CA
saffronrose at me.com
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